Science news 15 Feb, 2021
WATCH LIVE at 11:21 p.m.: SpaceX to launch another batch of Starlink satellites - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
SpaceX plans to continue weekly launches of 60 Starlink satellites at a time with at least two planned for the coming week.
The first photo of Mars delivered by the UAE's Hope probe is glorious - CNETCNET
The United Arab Emirates' Hope spacecraft entered Mars orbit last week and already sent a simply dazzling image of the red planet.
Move Over 'Farout,' Astronomers Confirm 'Farfarout' Is the Solar System's Most Distant Known Object - GizmodoGizmodo.com
What astronomers believed to be the most distant object in the Solar System, “Farout,” has lost its title after just two years. That crown now goes to “Farfarout” (zero points for creativity, you guys), a planetoid that is more than 130 times farther from the…
Live coverage: SpaceX plans Falcon 9 launch tonight from Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now - Spaceflight NowSpaceflight Now
Roscosmos to launch Progress MS-16 resupply ship on 2 day flight to Station - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
Roscosmos, the Russian owned space corporation, is ready to launch their next cargo resupply mission…
7 Virus Variants Found in U.S. Carrying the Same Mutation - The New York TimesNew York Times
Scientists don’t know yet whether the mutation makes the variants more contagious, but they are concerned that it might.
NASA Invites You to Share Thrill of Mars Perseverance Rover Landing - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
Mark your calendars for live landing commentary, news briefings, livestreamed Q&As, virtual watch parties, student activities, and more. NASA is inviting the public to take part in virtual activities and events as the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover nea…
Watch the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
Geologists modeled the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate evolution in unprecedented detail, then animated it in a mesmerizing video.
Don’t Tell Einstein, but Black Holes Might Have ‘Hair’ - WIREDWired
The general theory of relativity states that black holes have only three observable properties; additional ones, or “hair,” do not exist. Or do they?
We heart the Earth and sky | Earth - EarthSkyEarthSky
This Valentine’s Day, we find so much to love in the many heart-shaped objects created by Mother Nature that can be found right here on Earth or all the way to the deepest reaches of the sky.
Science explains why we kiss | Human World - EarthSkyEarthSky
Why does kissing feel good? Watch this video to learn why humans are drawn to puckering up.
Mature Red-Bellied Lemur Seeks Soul Mate for Cuddles and Grooming - The New York TimesNew York Times
At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.
Yellowstone volcano 'colossal eruption' not biggest worry as US warned of forgotten danger - Daily ExpressExpress
A YELLOWSTONE volcano colossal eruptions are very rare but an expert has warned of other dangers at the national park.
Hubble researchers find a gaggle of small black holes - EngadgetEngadget
Hubble telescope researchers have found a concentration of small black holes — the first studied in significant detail.
Astronomers discover trio of young planets orbiting a teenage sun in a river of stars - CBS NewsCBS News
The system is located in a newly-discovered Pisces-Eridanus stellar stream, which is less than 3% the age of our solar system.
Dr. Laura Berman warns of Snapchat drug trade following death of 16-year-old son Sammy - KTLAKTLA Los Angeles
Celebrity relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman and husband Sam Chapman warn of drug dealers targeting teens on social media following the sudden death of 16-year-old son Sammy from an illicit substance obtained online. Dr. Berman has started a Facebook gro…
What if we’re all just Martians? - BGRBGR
Despite the incredibly extensive study of the origins of life on Earth, we’re still not sure exactly how our planet’s first life forms were created. It’s possible, many scientists say, that life on Earth may have originated elsewhere. Right now, the leading c…
Modern Human Ancestry Won't Be Traced to a Single Point - Ancient OriginsAncient Origins
While we may be attracted by the headlines of “Oldest Human Fossil Discovered” and “New Human Ancestor Found”, the idea that we’re on the route to unearthing an actual, single point in time and space for modern human origins is unlikely. A new study suggests …
China's Tianwen-1 space probe enters Mars' orbit - The Straits TimesYouTube
China's space agency released two videos showing its Tianwen-1 probe entering the orbit of Mars, saying the spacecraft was sending its Lunar New Year greetin...
Massive Apophis asteroid will flyby the earth next month - SlashGearSlashGear
There are several disaster movies out there that show what it might be like if a giant asteroid or comet impacted the earth. Asteroids have hit the earth in the distant past, and one such impact is…
China's Yutu 2 rover finds 'milestone' on far side of the moon - Space.comSpace.com
This weird elongated rock shard could have reached the moon by meteor impact.
White dwarfs wear the crushed corpses of planets in their atmospheres - Livescience.comLive Science
When a star collapses, it throws its solar system into total chaos. Sometimes, that chaos leaves a mark.
The same day a man was buried in Mexico after dying from COVID-19, his son in Evanston got his first dose of vaccine: ‘He almost made it’ - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Jesús Gómez got his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Evanston the same day his father was buried in Mexico after dying of the coronavirus. He fears more people will die unnecessarily as data shows Black and Latino residents of Illinois are far behind white…
A Mars orbiter just detected something it's never seen before - msnNOWBGR
The atmosphere of Mars is thin and, compared to Earth, barely even there at all, but it can still teach us about the history of the planet and its present-day status. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which is a project from the European Space Agency and Russia’…
ISS mystery: 'Bermuda Triangle of space' caused astronauts' computers to crash - Daily ExpressExpress
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) astronauts were left in a potentially terrifying situation when their computers crashed while flying in a mysterious region known as 'the Bermuda Triangle of space'.